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Home Staging Croton-on-Hudson

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Is a home staging consultation necessary?

The short answer is no. Your house will sell without it, but for what price and at what cost to you?

In this example – along with many others featured on our site – home staging helps this house sell considerably faster and for substantially more money.

Homeowners Jan and Eric spend the summer getting their house ready for the real estate market. They declutter the interior, paint the entire interior and exterior of the house, refinish the hardwood floors, and make all repairs, inside and out.

For two months, this 1,700-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath home in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, is shown as furnished by the owners. It receives no offers.

When the owners move out of state, the now-vacant home is shown for another two months. After almost 40 showings, there are still no offers.

Finally, at the suggestion of their real estate agent, Bruce Dollar of North Country Sotheby’s International Realty in Croton-on-Hudson, Jan and Eric call in Susan Atwell of AtWell Staged Home for a consultation.

From small details, such as changing switch plates to make them uniform, to bringing in enough rental furniture to make the house feel like a home, to adding wall art and other decorative items, Susan transforms this home on a minuscule budget…and showings resume.

After staging is complete, Bruce sends the following note to Jan and Eric. “Susan really worked her magic. The house looks so much more spacious and open and inviting. I can’t wait to see what kind of new interest it stimulates.”

And generate interest it does. Within two weeks, the first offer is received and, on its heels, two more. The winning bidders arrange to have the inspection done on a Sunday, in hopes of moving quickly to contract before other buyers can weigh in.

Before staging, this home sits on the market for 5 months with no offers. After staging, this 529k home sells for just 3.5% below asking in less than a month and with multiple offers.

So asking the question again, Is a home staging consultation a necessary step in the selling of your home? It’s only necessary if you want to sell quickly and for top dollar.

Here’s what these happy home sellers have to say:

Susan,
Your professional help made all the difference! The photos looked great, and we could tell that the house felt more like a home following the staging. And thanks for doing all of this so cost-effectively! After many months with no offers, we received multiple offers within weeks of staging. Thanks so much for all your help!

Jan G. & Eric M.

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

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